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Doug Aitken

2009

Glass-and-steel pavilion lined with plastic filme, 202-meter-deep tubular well, microphones and sound-amplifying equipment, variable dimensions.

Obra Sonic Pavilion, 2009, Galeria Doug Aitken. Acervo de arte contemporânea Inhotim.
Doug Aitken, Sonic Pavilion, 2009, [external view]. Photo: Pedro Motta
Obra Sonic Pavilion, 2009, Galeria Doug Aitken. Acervo de arte contemporânea Inhotim.
Doug Aitken, Sonic Pavilion, 2009, [external view]. Photo: Marcelo Coelho

Inaugurated in 2009, the gallery is the result of a five-year process around the research, design, and construction of the work Sonic Pavilion, developed from the experience of artist Doug Aitken at Instituto Inhotim. In the center of the space lays a 202 meters deep hole, where a set of microphones are installed to capture the sounds of the earth. Transmitted in real-time, the noise occupies the whole space. The gallery’s glass walls are covered by a filter that makes the landscape of valleys and mountains sharp when seen from the front, and diffuse when observed from any other angle.

Obra Sonic Pavilion, 2009, Galeria Doug Aitken. Acervo de arte contemporânea Inhotim.
Doug Aitken, Sonic Pavilion, 2009, [on detail]. Photo: Pedro Motta

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